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Table 20. Petitions for Naturalization Filed, Persons Naturalized, and Petitions for Naturalization Denied: Fiscal Years 1907 to 2019

The 2019 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics is a compendium of tables that provide data on foreign nationals who are granted lawful permanent residence (i.e., immigrants who receive a “green card”), admitted as temporary nonimmigrants, granted asylum or refugee status, or are naturalized. The Yearbook also presents data on immigration enforcement actions, including apprehensions and arrests, removals, and returns.

Table 20. Petitions for Naturalization Filed, Persons Naturalized, and Petitions for Naturalization Denied: Fiscal Years 1907 to 2019
YearPetitions FiledPersons NaturalizedPetitions Denied
TotalCivilianMilitary2Not Reported
2019830,560843,593823,4903,76016,34397,789
2018837,168761,901750,7714,4956,63592,631
2017986,851707,265695,7186,8834,66483,176
2016972,151753,060742,0908,8852,08586,033
2015783,062730,259720,6457,2342,38075,810
2014773,824653,416642,4317,4683,51766,767
2013772,623779,929769,0736,6524,20483,112
2012899,162757,434745,9327,2574,24565,874
2011756,008694,193677,3858,3738,43557,065
2010710,544619,913604,4109,1226,38156,994
2009570,442743,715726,0437,10010,572109,832
2008525,7861,046,5391,032,2814,3429,916121,283
20071,382,993660,477648,0053,8088,66489,683
2006730,642702,589684,4846,25911,846120,722
2005602,972604,280589,2694,61410,397108,247
2004662,796537,151520,7714,66811,712103,339
2003523,370462,435449,1233,8659,44791,599
2002700,649572,646550,8351,05320,758139,779
2001501,643606,259575,03075830,471218,326
2000460,916886,026812,57983672,611399,670
1999765,346837,418740,71871195,989379,993
1998932,957461,169437,68996122,519137,395
19971,412,712596,010532,87153162,608130,676
19961,277,4031,040,991924,3681,214115,409229,842
1995959,963485,720472,5183,8559,34746,067
1994543,353429,123398,3645,89024,86940,561
1993521,866313,590302,3837,0624,14539,931
1992342,238239,664221,9975,69911,96819,293
1991206,668307,394298,7411,8026,8516,268
1990233,843267,586245,4101,61820,5586,516
1989227,692232,655230,0881,9476205,200
1988237,752240,775238,2752,2782224,304
1987232,988223,249220,3932,3624946,771
1986290,732279,497274,2632,8862,3485,980
1985305,981242,451236,2023,2373,0123,610
1984286,440195,862190,9842,9441,9343,373
1983187,719178,415175,1593,182743,160
1982201,507141,004138,1882,816-3,994
1981171,073164,389160,3424,047-4,316
1980192,230156,627152,0734,554-4,370
1979165,434163,107157,3055,802-3,987
1978168,854171,971166,9115,060-3,894
1977186,354159,873154,5685,305-2,845
19763199,152189,988182,8877,101-2,799
1975149,399140,749134,5866,163-2,300
1974136,175131,153124,3426,811-2,210
1973126,929120,404112,6287,776-1,708
1972121,883116,215107,7408,475-1,837
1971109,897108,40798,8589,549-2,028
1970114,760110,39999,78310,616-1,979
1969102,31798,70993,2515,458-2,043
1968103,085102,726100,2882,438-1,962
1967108,369104,902102,2112,691-2,008
1966104,853103,059100,4982,561-2,029
1965106,813104,299101,2143,085-2,059
1964113,218112,234109,6292,605-2,309
1963121,170124,178121,6182,560-2,436
1962129,682127,307124,9722,335-3,557
1961138,718132,450130,7311,719-3,175
1960127,543119,442117,8481,594-2,277
1959109,270103,931102,6231,308-2,208
1958117,344119,866118,950916-2,688
1957140,547138,043137,198845-2,948
1956137,701145,885138,6817,204-3,935
1955213,508209,526197,56811,958-4,571
1954130,722117,831104,08613,745-2,084
195398,12892,05190,4761,575-2,300
195294,08688,65587,0701,585-2,163
195161,63454,71653,741975-2,395
195066,03866,34664,2792,067-2,276
194971,04466,59464,1382,456-2,271
194868,26570,15069,0801,070-2,887
194788,80293,90477,44216,462-3,953
1946123,864150,062134,84915,213-6,575
1945195,917231,402208,70722,695-9,782
1944325,717441,979392,76649,213-7,297
1943377,125318,933281,45937,474-13,656
1942343,487270,364268,7621,602-8,348
1941277,807277,294275,7471,547-7,769
1940278,028235,260232,5002,760-6,549
1939213,413188,813185,1753,638-5,630
1938175,413162,078158,1423,936-4,854
1937165,464164,976162,9232,053-4,042
1936167,127141,265140,784481-3,124
1935131,378118,945118,945NA-2,765
1934117,125113,669110,8672,802-1,133
1933112,629113,363112,368995-4,703
1932131,062136,600136,5982-5,478
1931145,474143,495140,2713,224-7,514
1930113,151169,377167,6371,740-9,068
1929255,519224,728224,197531-11,848
1928240,321233,155228,0065,149-12,479
1927240,339199,804195,4934,311-11,946
1926172,232146,331146,23992-13,274
1925162,258152,457152,457NA-15,613
1924177,117150,510140,34010,170-18,324
1923165,168145,084137,9757,109-24,884
1922162,638170,447160,9799,468-29,076
1921195,534181,292163,65617,636-18,981
1920218,732177,683125,71151,972-15,586
1919256,858217,35889,023128,335-13,119
1918169,507151,44987,45663,993-12,182
1917130,86588,10488,104NA-9,544
1916108,76787,83187,831NA-11,927
1915106,39991,84891,848NA-13,691
1914124,475104,145104,145NA-13,133
191395,38083,56183,561NA-10,891
191295,66170,31070,310NA-9,635
191174,74056,68356,683NA-9,017
191055,75039,44839,448NA-7,781
190943,14138,37438,374NA-6,341
190844,03225,97525,975NA-3,330
1907121,1137,9417,941NA-250

NA Not available.
- Represents zero.
1 Data on naturalizations were first compiled by a single federal agency with the establishment of the Naturalization Service in 1906. The year 1907 includes naturalizations from September 27, 1906 to June 30, 1907.
2 Data on military naturalizations prior to 1918 not available. Special provisions for military naturalizations expired or suspended in 1925 and 1935.
3 Includes the 15 months from July 1, 1975 to September 30, 1976 because the end date of fiscal years was changed from June 30 to September 30.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Updated: 10/28/2020
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